Friday, November 30, 2012

Beheading Afghan Girls

Taliban woman executed.  Can we talk?

U.S. Policy of "Gender Sensitivity" 
Is Killing Afghan Women and Girls

I've written this before and I'll say it again:  There can be no negotiating with, nor should there be any attempts to negotiate with the Taliban.  


The Taliban should be systematically, and decisively destroyed.  Every last man who was, is, or claims to be Taliban should be killed. That should have been the primary objective of our invasion of Afghanistan a decade ago, and that should have already been accomplished.  

Anyone who disagrees with this position is wrong and sadly out of  touch with the realities of human endeavor, and with the realities of the brutality of these less-than-human pieces of garbage.   

Had the United States gone into Afghanistan with this as the first priority,  assistance with "nation building" could have possibly been yielding relative peace and benefit to Afghan citizens today.  

But no.  We still hear these horror stories like the one reported today on "The Lookout".  A 14 year old girl was beheaded for refusing to marry a "man."  

The story refers to the Afghan Women and Girls' Security Promotion Act, introduced by Sen. Bob Casey, (D. Pennsylvania) and Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R. Texas).  Reading the main points of this bill strikes me as simply another example of the pussification of our national resolve to take a decisive stance regarding the security of our nation, and the security of the nations we purport to be trying to help.  

What these senators should be introducing is backbone and balls in fighting and destroying the root cause of these social ills in Afghanistan:  The Taliban, and extremist, radical Islam.  Then, there might be no need to call for "improved gender sensitivity" with regard to the treatment of girls and women in this inbred part of the world. 

"Improved gender sensitivity."  In Afghanistan.  By their security forces.  By the Taliban.  Jesus H. Keyrist!  

This politically correct crap might fly in the United States, but in Afghanistan, it's killing women and girls.

Are we so patently stupid to honestly believe that this approach in that part of the world with those kinds of murderers will be effective?  

Don't even THINK about telling me yes. 

We should applaud the good Senators for taking SOME step to at least bring attention to this terrible problem in Afghanistan.  But what we need is the action that I suggested above to show that we're serious about making a change in Afghanistan and throughout the world where these atrocities occur.  

I'm sick of reading quotes in these stories that refer to "the overthrow of the Taliban", and "peace talks with the Taliban."  If we have overthrown them, AND DESTROYED THEM, then there is no need for "peace" talks.  

Until then, there will be no peace, and no advancement for women and girls in particular, and Afghan society in general. 


Rick Baker 
Rochester, NY 
November 29, 2012 

©2012 R. Burnett Baker 

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Liberals Lying Liberally

Photo being posted on Facebook

Liberals Lying Liberally 


No, I do not support Obama.  But I'm not exactly excited about anyone the Republicans have shown us. 

Given that we don't actually elect a president, (he or she is appointed by the members of the Trilateral Commission, Council On Foreign Relations, and Bilderberg Group, via the Electoral College) I may vote independent. Who?  Who knows.  

BUT back to the reason for this post. 

Here's yet another emotive lie circulating on Facebook.  It's simply a photo/poster presumably offered by some group that wants to eliminate Republicans from the political process. 

I haven't bother to read their page nor will I post their name here since this photo most likely represents the quality of reasoning and fact-finding the group apparently DOESN'T do.  

So here's the skinny on the horsey that's getting so many self proclaimed "liberals'" knickers in a knot:

Said horse is co-owned by Mrs. Romney,  Amy Ebeling, and Beth Meyers.  The mare, named Rafalcas, competed in the Olympics in London last month.  

The Romneys actually declared a more than $77,000 LOSS on the upkeep/expenses for the animal.  They received, according to their 2010 tax return, a credit for only $50.  IT WAS NOT A TAX CREDIT OF $77,000.  

We all need to do due diligence with these websites and FB pages.  It's one thing to not agree with a candidate, but quite another to follow websites and Facebook pages that post emotive nonsense and outright lies. 

The New York Times report by Matt Yglesias and other so-called "journalists" (titter titter) was incorrect.  Mr. Yglesias published a retraction here. And you can read further explanations of the potential future tax code allowances here.

We must stick to real issues, though it appears that "liberals" in particular, and Republicans in general seem to have difficulty with that concept.   

No one seems to be complaining about Michele Obama's expensive dresses she's supposedly been seen wearing around the world.  

Oh, and how about those reported $540 sneakers in 2009 that she wore  to the Capital Area Food Bank while bagging food for hungry kids?  DO ANY LIBERALS HAVE THEIR PANTIES IN A KNOT ABOUT THAT??  WELL????  

Naw, didn't think so! 

Issues, folks.  Issues.  

And try to keep it real. 

Rick Baker 
Rochester, NY 
August 24, 2012 

©2012 R. Burnett Baker 
Photo credit:  Unknown.  Found on a Facebook post.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Dancing With Irony And Hypocrisy

Credit: AP Photo/ABC, Adam Larkey

Dancing With Bristol:  An Unreality Show 

This is going to be short and to the point.   

Bristol Palin, offspring of the right-wing's intelligentsia, Sarah Palin, has come out today with criticism of President Obama's  latest stance on same-sex marriage. 

 Today, Miss Palin spews out this wisdom, saying,  
 "...we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview."   This according to the Los Angeles Times.

Pardon me, but what the hell does Bristol Palin know about marriage? Yes, UNWED MOTHER Bristol Palin. 
Please explain this to me, and TRY to be serious when you answer. 

Rick Baker 
May 11, 2012 

©2012 R. Burnett Baker 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Spike Lee Spiked

Photo borrowed from

Faces Of A Racist

There's no doubt, in my opinion, that Spike Lee has lived the American dream and made his millions of dollars by being a serial racist. He has demonstrated this time and again through his movies, interviews, and media comments.

Now Spike Lee has spiked himself in the butt with his Tweet about the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida. Why any rational person wants, or even has time to "tweet" anything is beyond my working class comprehension. But Lee, in his tweeting, bleeping, effort to self-promote posted the address of the accused shooter of Martin, William Zimmerman.

Just one small problem: It was the wrong address.

As told in the Associated Press story today, Lee had the wrong William Zimmerman. The result was that an elderly couple's lives were seriously disrupted by this twittering twerp's tweet.

Yes, Spike Lee, who titled one of his films "Do The Right Thing" did the WRONG thing. According to the AP story, Lee called the couple, apologized, and they reached some sort of "settlement" over the matter.

Ok. So he did the right thing. But too late. A larger question about vigilantism in general, and by Spike "twittering twerp" Lee in particular, is raised by his action.

The question raised is about racism. Where, when, why, and by whom do we accept comments that encourage vigilantism, especially when the flames of racism are being fanned throughout the country? Even President Obama felt the need to publicly comment on this case. Why? For election year traction? Where are the president's and Lee's comments and anger about the thousands of other killings involving whites on blacks, blacks on whites, blacks on blacks, or any other ethnic group on anyone throughout the year?

To all of them, I would not so politely suggest that they shut their pie holes! And as for Spike Lee, well, he can go spike himself.

Rick Baker
March 30, 2012
Rochester, NY

© 2012 R. Burnett Baker